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Nintendo at Gamescom and QuakeCon, 2017

This is the first year I've paid serious attention to Gamescom, which basically amounts to Europe's E3. Perhaps it's because I've even less chance of getting to go it than I do to E3, but it's kind of a blank spot in my games journalism career, if you want to call it that. But with a suite of teases at this year's E3, not a lot of solid details and a whole slew of games all coming out in the next 2-4 months I'm actually interested in, I figured it was time to give the big game show on the other side of the Atlantic a try. With Bethesda saving most of its content for QuakeCon, which ran at the same time last week (which I'll get to later on), and me not being terribly happy with Sony and Microsoft it was naturally only Nintendo I cared about, so here's a rundown of what they did at Gamescom this year.
 
I'm not sure if companies do the big press conferences at Gamescom like they do at E3-If they did I didn't see anywhere to stream them, and either ...

QuakeCon 2016 News Roundup

QuakeCon is an annual convention held by the Bethesda family of game development studios in Dallas, Texas. Originally created to showcase a massive tournament for the best competitive Quake players, in recent years it's evolved into a kind of mini-E3 for Bethesda, where they show off new reveals, demos and trailers to closed-door-invite-only audiences in addition to the tournament that's the centrepiece of the show.
 
I've traditionally not covered QuakeCon, and that's for a variety of reasons. Primarily of course there's the fact that it is largely invite-only, and there's obviously a fat chance I'd ever be invited anywhere by game industry professionals. Also, I tend to focus my game journalism energies, such as they are, on the big E3 show in June. But times are changing, and now it seems a lot of companies like having their own events scattered throughout the year catering to their specific fanbases as opposed to putting all of their eggs in the E3 basket. QuakeCon has become that event for Bethesda, and since Bethesda has become one of the only two companies in the video game industry I actually care about anymore, this year I ...

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